About your Search

20130110
20130110
STATION
MSNBC 16
MSNBCW 16
CNN 9
CNNW 9
FBC 5
CSPAN 4
CNBC 3
CSPAN2 3
KGO (ABC) 2
KPIX (CBS) 2
LINKTV 2
WBAL (NBC) 2
WHUT (Howard University Television) 2
( more )
LANGUAGE
English 109
Search Results 0 to 49 of about 110 (some duplicates have been removed)
forcing deep cuts to all state services during the last budget cycle. >> right now in washington, president obama has officially nominated jack lew for treasury secretary. that announcement was made last than half an hour ago. he is if line to replace geithner. last year, he was chosen to be the president's chief of staff and has a reputation as a tough marketers. republicans claim he is few unyielding in past fiscal negotiations but he will unlawful be nominated for secretary of penmanship. can you read that signature? can you read that signature? it will be appearing on all u.s. money if he is confirmed and he will try to improve his handwriting. >> can we forge that? same reason i could never be treasury secretary, either. >> that was interesting. glad he doesn't write prescriptions. now, going outside, you can see the clouds are out there. i will keep the showers in the forecast going today and the cold air comes in tonight with the showers and that is the lingering legacy of the storm system and a chance of showers during the 49ers and packers playoff game. i will give you a
the last budget cycle. >> right now in washington, president obama has officially nominated jack lew for treasury secretary. that announcement was made last than half an hour ago. he is if line to replace geithner. last year, he was chosen to be the president's chief of staff and has a reputation as a tough marketers. republicans claim he is few unyielding in past fiscal negotiations but he will unlawful be nominated for secretary of penmanship. can you read that signature? can you read that signature? it will be appearing on all u.s. money if he is confirmed and he will try to improve his handwriting. >> can we forge that? same reason i could never be treasury secretary, either. >> that was interesting. glad he doesn't write prescriptions. now, going outside, you can see the clouds are out there. i will keep the showers in the forecast going today and the cold air comes in tonight with the showers and that is the lingering legacy of the storm system and a chance of showers during the 49ers and packers playoff game. i will give you an update on that. >> the oscar nominations are out
malloy will join us ahead on "morning joe." >>> back in washington x president obama's chief of staff jack lew is expected to be nominated as secretary of treasury replacing timothy geithn geithner. underscoring a focus within the white house on the fiscal battles to come. including a showdown on the debt ceiling. look at his signature. here's what it would look like on its dollar bill. it makes my chicken scratch look good. >>> hilda solis announced that she's resigning. eric holder is staying on at least for now. also remaining on the job secretary of health and human services kathleen sebelius. ray lahood the only republican in the cabinet hasn't signaled whether or not he's leaving this administration. >>> hill kri clinton will be stepping down from her post in the coming weeks. we're not going to call it retirement? >> retirement? >> i don't know if that's the word i would use. certainly stepping off the very fast track for a little while. >> the obama administration pushing back after a picture taken in the oval office, this image by the photographer was featured on the front pa
. continuan los preparativos para la segunda juramentacion del presidente obama..si esta planificando venir a washington ese dia, recuerde que habran extremas medidas de seguridad.. no hay tiempo que perder...... quedan menos de dos semanas para la inauguracion presidencial...se estima que la capital del pais le dara la bienvenida a casi un millon de personas...en el capitolio... la explanada nacional y la avenida pensilvania..los preparativos no cesan... "estamos trabajando en la formacion del programa, escogiendo a los participantes como sabes ya hemos anunciado quienes van a participar en la toma oficial, como tambien quienes van a participar en el desfile nacional, tenemos participantes de todos los estados, de grupos latinos" los ojos de mundo estaran puestos en washington el 21 de enero....y tambien los ojos de miles de policias federales, estatales y locales que estaran vigilantes... paso por paso...en las ceremonias oficiales... "todas las fuerzas de seguridad publica se han unido, han hecho anuncios donde han explicando, las calles que van a estar cerradas, que van hacer las medida
morning washington." >> president obama dealing with more cabinet changes. secretary of laborer hilda solis plans to resign. she was the nation's first hispanic labor secretary. the white house released a statement calling derek parr her a tireless champion for working families. president obama is expected to nominate white house chief of staff jack lew as secretary of the treasury. he's known as a tough bargainer. some republicans complained that he has been too unyielding on negotiations. his signature will have to be emblazoned on u.s. dollar bills. but you might not be able to read it because his signature is notoriously illegible. >> virginia governor bob mcdonnell urged lawmakers to implement a long-lasting transportation reforms during his state of the commonwealth address. >> we must reform and invest in transportation and infrastructure or job growth and quality family time will suffer. >> he wants to scrap the gas tax and then increase virginia's sales tax to help raise money for transportation projects. he says road maintenance costs will rise nearly $140 million a year if
journal" why obama's white-guy problem seems worse than it is. and "washington post," obama needs some binders of women. and it didn't help when hilda solis announced her resignation yesterday. let me bring in political reporter for "the washington post" and staff writer sarah toeplitz. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> let me read to you part of ruth marcus' column. "not an outrage, but a shame. the face of power that president obama has chosen to present to the country and the world with his second term cabinet picks is striking. except for the african-american top of the pyramid for its retro look. white and male. it's "mad men" goes to washington, except it's leaving." >> so much of the debates that went on in the 2012 campaign was about the role of women. it was about mitt romney and his so-called lack of understanding of the role of women and lack of sort of acknowledgement of that. so now, the white house, where they roll out white man after white man, in terms of these top cabinet posts i think it has struck people as some srt of dissident in terms of what the obama claimed
" magazine says it's the worst autograph in washington. president obama ripped lew about it this afternoon. >> i considered rescinding my offer to appoint him. jack assures me he will work to make at least one letter legible. in order not to debase our currency. >> one of our producers found what could be the true inspiration for the treasury secretary nominee unique signature. the cupcakes here. were not total penmanship snobs on the grapevine, though. it's worth noting if lew is confirmed that loopy signature would be on lower right-hand corner of every new bill you carry. one of the signature moment of the presidential campaign is when republican mitt romney said he asked aides for what he calls binders full of women for possible staff jobs in an effort to illustrate diversity. now some people are saying that president obama is not doing enough to promote diversity with the recent personnel decision. james rosen has the story. >> here is president obama today announcing his pick for secretartreasury secretary. here he was monday with the national security team. here is was last month wi
getting their hands on weapons. but the vice president says he and president obama are determined to act. a new gun control group led by gabrielle gift fords, the former congresswoman shot in the shooting rampage is trying to match. >> susan mcginnis in washington. thank you so much. >>> a just released report finds possession of firearms finds part of the reason why u.s. suffers far more violent deaths than any other wealthy nation. 6 per 100,000 residents. none of the other countries even came close to that. finland, for example, has about two violent deaths per 100,000 people. >>> in washington the president's cabinet for a second term is taking shape. today president obama is expected to nominate his chief of staff jack lew as secretary of treasury. he helped balance a budget deal with congress. if confirmed lew will replace timothy geithner. and hilda solis announced she's resigning. she's leaving for california and is expected to run for board on the county supervisors. eric holder, kathleen sebelius and eric shinseki are staying on. >>> this year's flu outbreak is wiegd. it declar
to their afghan counter parts. karzai is visiting washington. he plans to ask the obama administration to provide advanced high-tech weapons. >>> the japanese prime minister is moving from meeting to meeting to do what which he for the economy. he's putting pressure on the bank of japan to do more. >> it's clear he wants prices to rise. they will conduct monetary easing to reflect the prime minister request for a 2% inflation target. this comes as prime minister abe called for more cooperation for his administration and the bank of japan. >> translator: during the cent allower house election campaign i call eed for the central banko set a 2% inflation target and take bold, monetary easing steps. i want the bank to take this into consideration when it forms monetary policy. >> translator: the government and the central bank have had monetary discussions three times a month. we will continue to exchange with the government. >> they hope to get certain guarantees from the government. these include not having to state when the inflation target will be achieved and the flexibility to change policy if
washington. he plans to ask the obama administration to provide the afghan military with advanced high-tech weapons. >>> u.s. vice president joe biden says the white house is determined to act quickly and decisively to stop gun violence. biden heads a task force set up by barack obama after last month's mass shooting at a connecticut elementary school. >> as the president said, if our actions result in only saving one life, they are worth taking. but i'm convinced we can affect the well-being of millions of americans and take thousands of people out of harm's way if we act responsibly. >> biden met with victims of gun violence and gun control advocates at the white house on wednesday. he emphasized that he would work with both sides of the debate to build a consensus on precisely which firearms restrictions are necessary. he said gun violence is a problem that requires immediate action. with americans starkly divided on the issue, biden is also scheduled to meet with pro-gun groups including the national rifle association on thursday. >>> people in south korea took part in a nationwide
. >> tom: that and more tonight on "n.b.r."! >> susie: president obama named today a "low key" washington hand as his new secretary of the treasury. jacob lew is being called a man who combines tough bargaining with deep economic understanding and a commitment to protecting the safety net for the poor and the elderly. some republicans have promised to oppose lew's nomination, but most say they are reserving judgment. darren gersh has more on this pivotal player. >> reporter: the president introduced his pick for treasury secretary as a man who gets tough jobs done. and one of those jobs will be protecting programs the president supports. >> as the son of a polish immigrant, as a man of deep and devout faith, jack knows every number on a page, every dollar we budget, every decision we make, has to be an expression of who we wish to be as a nation. >> reporter: the two men enjoy an easy rapport that was clearly on display today. >> thank you mr. president for your trust, your confidence and friendship. serving in your administration has allowed me to live out those values my parents instill
jack lew before? >> he is almost a cipher to people outside of washington. he has been a washington insider and obama would be happy to have a guy who can get through without a lot of controversial because he will have a fight over chuck hagel. already pulled susan rice. so jack lew has worked with everybody on the hill, republicans and democrats, that's where the came from-spend the early part of his career. everybody knows him, a touch negotiator -- a tough negotiator. >> shepard: a very big player with a lot of work to do. you talk about what's coming up in march with the debt ceiling fight. the president already said he is not negotiating. >> of course and the republicans have drawn a line in the sand. so we have the starting point. now we have to see if either side is going to meet in the third medical. circumstances will force them to do something because if it goes up to the last second the last time they fought this battle, the marked tanked and that there will have to be some compromise. >> shepard: we get these red alerts on the wire services. the pentagon just come out ta
the nod and who did not. >> and less than two weeks until president obama is sworn in for a second term. the streets of washington, d.c. are preparing for the throngs of parades and glamorous falls. our report from -- glamorous and balls. a >> covering the nation tonight, star nfl linebacker was suffering from but the generative disease many took his own life last may. doctors conducted a study of three unidentified brains and found that he was suffering from a dramatic encephalopathy. seau's family says he exhibited symptoms in private and they became worse before he took his own life. pressure to release photographs taken of osama bin laden before and after the raid that killed him. a group argued before the u.s. court of appeals that the obama administration claims it releasing that information could harm national security, but the group says there is not a specific basis for that claim. the appeals panel is concerned that the images could be used by al-qaeda for anti-american propaganda. >> meanwhile, the movie about the killing of osama bin laden, "zero dark thirty" is nominated fo
in washington continues to turn. and cabinet secretary has resigned out of the obama administration. who was it? well tell you in just a few moments. first, we'll go to out to los angeles, our current news update with lisa ferguson. >> hey peter. good morning bill. good morning everyone. more gun debate as vice president joe biden takes on a new round of meetings along with attorney general eric holder. first they'll speak with wildlife and sporting groups at 11:45 this morning. on to gun owner's groups including the nra and representatives from the entertainment industry this evening. kathleen sebelius wills attend some of the meetings. it is a big step for president obama's new gun violence task force launched in the wake of the massacre at sandy hook elementary. but it did not necessarily leave many with high expectations. businesses that sell a lot of guns like walmart will also be in on some meetings. those groups are more likely to be influenced by the nra since they're making a big profit off those firearms. and they do not want to appear too entrenched in the white house's anti-gun push
leaders from uruguay, bolivia, nicaragua are expected to attend. meanwhile, the washington post reports the obama administration has embarked on a discreet but concerted weeks long diplomatic initiative to open channels of communication with the venezuelan government and the absence of chÁvez. in 2002, chavez survived a coup that toppled him briefly. he has long asserted that coup was orchestrated by the united states. >> for more in venezuela, we're joined by michael shifter, president of the inter-american dialogue and an adjunct professor of latin american politics. from claremont, california, we're joined by miguel tinker salas, a professor of pomona college. born in venezuela, author of, "the enduring legacy: oil, culture and society in venezuela." his new book forthcoming is called, "venezuela: what everyone needs to know." michael shifter and miguel tinker salas, we welcome you both to "democracy now!" michael shifter, talk about what is not happening today, the inauguration, and what you feel needs to take place, which side you take. >> thank you very much. i think it is not a
. >>> news alert from washington, more changes ahead for president obama's cabinet. secretary of labor announced today she is resigning. she is one of the highest ranking hispanics in the administration. she plans to return to california where she is expected to run for a seat on the los angeles board of supervisors. >>> president obama expected to nominate jacob lou for treasury secretary. he is currently chief of staff he would replace tim geithner. jeff session said if lou is nominated he will try to block his nomination saying he mislead congress ability the obama -- about the obama plans to reduce the national debt. >>> national cathedral will host, same-sex marriages. they decided the new policy when the marriages became legal in dc and maryland. >> i think there is a pretty good consensus in the church about same sex blessing and in places where same-sex marriage is legal. because of our stature goes beyond the episcopal church we are trying to speak out to the christian and interfaith community around the country we stand for marriage equality and with lgbt people. >> individua
unfolding today. what can president obama learn from president clinton's success? good morning from washington. thursday, january 10, 2013. this is "the daily run-down." i'm chuck todd. let's get to my first read of the morning. this afternoon president obama will formally name his chief of staff, jack lew, to replace treasury secretary tim geithner. a sign the white house expects a big fight over the federal budget lew is the safe pick. he has been confirmed twice by the senate before. just in this administration. if confirmed in time, he can face his first test next month over the debt ceiling. lew is a walk among walks. described in one profile by the huffington post. quote, as harry potter grew up and replaced his magic wand with excel spread sheets. if confirmed lew will be the highest ranking orthodox you don't in government. he grew up in queens. brings his own lunch to work. chose sandwich and an apple which he eats at his desk and still commutes back and forth to new york. catching a train home every friday to spend weekends with his wife. he is well liked in the white hous
is stepping down president obama has another cabinet post to fill. it is another opportunity to nominate someone who is not a white male. an unfortunate theme of his picks thus far. as ruth marcus writes in "the washington post" it's mad men goes to washington except peggy's leaving." new york congressman charlie rangel was none too pleased this morning. >> it's embarrassing as hell. we've been through all this with mitt romney, and we were very hard on mitt romney with his women binders. >> it is worth noting that this trend is not consistent with the president's record. currently eight women serve in cabinet level positions, making up 35% of his team. less than one-quarter of george w. bush's cabinet was made up of women. that merely mirrors of percentage of high level women appointed to federal positions outside the white house. 35% under president obama, and 25% under george w. bush. equally worth noting both of president obama's supreme court appointments were women. perhaps the real question about diversity within the president's inner circle isn't biological, but intellectual. the
're told, hidden behind the guys. as president obama filled his top cabinet post with nominees named jack and chuck and john -- >> it's time for me to move on. >> reporter: -- it was like "mad men" goes to washington, except peggy leaving ruth marcus. >> whatever guy becomes chief of staff, i think it's actually interesting there are two women who are deputy chiefs of staff and no one has talked about them as possibilities at all. >> reporter: one of the two deputies, nancy ann de parcel, a harvard lawyer, is leaving next week. epa administrator, lisa jackson. so is labor secretary, hilda solice. disappointing some women who helped reelect the president. >> we have different life experiences. they're not better or worse than men's, but they're different. >> reporter: to some, it was dejavu all over again, two decades after this report on "nightly news." today clinton rejected women's groups. he was visibly angry critics are ignoring sub cabinet appointees who are female. >> they would be counting those positions against our administration, those bean counters doing that, if i had appointe
. >> reporter: but the vice president says he and president obama are determined to act. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >>> the berkeley school district will hire consultants to reexamine safety procedures in the event of a gunman on campus. the move comes in the wake of the school shooting in newtown. the consultants will work with police and fire departments on a what to do plan not only for when a violent person comes on campus but also in the event of earthquakes and fires. >>> jerry sandusky is expected back again inside a pennsylvania courtroom as has lawyers argue for a new trial. sandusky's a former penn state assistant coach convicted in a child abuse scandal there. defense attorneys complained they weren't given enough time to prepare for the trial because of all the material from the prosecution. the 68-year-old sandusky maintains his innocence. >>> an executive for mountain have you-based google says -- for mountain view-based google says it needs to end its isolation. he says if they don't allow the country to use the internet it remain
on guns has now apparently put walmart into the conversation. >>> also in washington as i feared, obama's staff chief jack liu is headed for the treasury. i think it's a bad appointment, wrong on every count. we'll have howard dean and steve forbes debate the issue. >>> and in cooperstown, new york, rampant steroid use has resulted in this, no one will be inducted into the baseball hall of fame this year, no bonds, no clemens, no one. we have the latest on this major league dis. >>> it's not a fiscal emergency, it's about the flu and it's not going to be the only city. >>> and finally, this trillion dollar platinum coin idea to solve the debt. not only stupid, it'll make the u.s. look like a banana republic. can we please avoid that, at least? the "kudlow report" begins right now. >>> another big day on the gun control front. a key statement from vice president biden on the issue. eamon javers joins us with the details. good evening, eamon. >> the white house suggests it could use an executive order to move gun control legislation reform forward here in washington, d.c. and also today,
obama's inauguration. you'll be able to see the suit washington wore. you can also see part of the first draft of washington's inaugural address. the suit will be on display until the end of april. the inaugural address will be on display through march. >>> imagine sharing part of your home with someone for a year and not even knowing about it. in washington state, a retired woman said she couldn't figure out why she could smell what she thought was marijuana, as well as why parts of her house were suddenly cold. she called a furnace repair man. he crawled into the crawl space below her home and that's when they figured out what was going on. >> the good news is i got the vents fixed. but he said, the bad news is, somebody's been making their home under there. i said, you've got to be kidding. i'm glad i could share with him, but i wish they would have let me know. >> she's gracious about it. police found beer cans, a liquor bottle in the space. they say the intruder cut into her heati ing deduct to see get warm. neighbors said they never heard anyone coming or going. police have not fou
in washington. if obama really ran on bill clinton's budget on jack, part of that credit has to go his way. you're seeing the president getting people he's comfortable with. there is no time for a learning curve here. we have on march 1 a debt ceiling debate looming. getting somebody that's already in the game i think was something the president thought about in picking him. >> yeah, the president wanted jack lew. he's going to get jack lew. presumably there will be a fight, a few republicans who will ask him very tough questions and probably in the end vote against his confirmation. but i suspect barring some major expose or something that we don't know he's been confirmed several times in the past. here he comes, the president will be introduced. >> geithner and mr. jacob lew. >> good afternoon, everybody, please have a seat. a little more than four years ago, i stood with mr. tim geithner and announced him as my first nominee to my cabinet. we were barely two months into the financial crisis, the stock market had cratered, the housing market had cratered, as well. bank after bank of on the v
lessons president obama can take for him for his second term. joining me now is patricia murphy, editor of citizen jane politics and contributor for the daily beast and washington post political columnist, dana millbank. >> patricia, what can president obama take from lincoln in his second term? >> obviously, there's so much he can take. it's not to flinch in the face of a moral challenge. that's something that the president has said. he most admired about lincoln that there was a moral imperative to end slavery and he knew when to fight and when to unite the nation. i think the president sees a series of moral imperatives, immigration, gun control, the fiscal crisis. all of this i think he's digesting as moral imperatives, i think he's going to take that through his second term and really fight to see the end that he wants to have. i think another lesson he could learn together is to unite this. he needs to get some of this done. he really does. they're not going to make it easy for him. when we hear about a house divided, we've got -- that's what we're facing right now. and i think th
walmart. a me go today in washington on gun violence. an obama administration official telling cnn walmart's representative will meet only with attorney general, eric holder, and not with the vice president. remember, walmart was originally not going to attend the meeting at all but changed its mind yesterday. >>> when it comes to ending gun violence, vice president joe biden made it clear if congress doesn't pass new gun laws, the president could go it alone, as in bypass congress and issue an executive order. >> the president is going to act. there are executive orders and action that can be taken. we haven't decided what that is yet. we are compiling it all with help of the attorney general and all the rest of the cabinet members as well as legislative action we believe is required. >> gun rights advocates took the remark as a threat charging it is the first step in sfrtrippin americans of their second amendment rights. listen to rush limbaugh. >>> when biden, himself, a liberal democrat, says himself, the president, cabinet, attorney general, a bunch of leftist democrats are talking ab
encapsulates the idea of no drama obama. he's a tough negotiator, he's pragmatic and he's been around washington, as we've just heard, for the last 40 some years. he's one of the preeminent budget experts in this town and has had a street at the table for some of the biggest budget fights over the last three decades. so the president wanted to have somebody at the treasury who he was very close to and who was going to be armed for the fiscal fights ahead. >> woodruff: you at one point in your profile today, you quote david plouffe, the senior advisor to the president saying lew has a quiet ferocity to him. and you cite an incident during the 2011 debt limit fight with the republicans. >> that's right. it was sort of the 11th hour of negotiations and lew came up with the idea of the sequester and at the last minute the republicans came back and said they wanted to attach medicaid cuts to the automatic spending cuts that would be in place if they weren't able to come up with a long term fiscal solution that we now know is the sequester and lew, he hadn't slept in days, he was on speaker
encapsulates the idea of no drama obama. he's a tough negotiator he's pragmatic and he's been around washington, as we've just heard for the last 40 some years. he's one of the preeminent budget experts in this town and has had a street at the table for some of the biggest budget fights over the last three decades. so the president wanted to have somebody at the treasury who he was very close to and who was going to be armed for the fiscal fights ahead. >> woodruff: you at one point in your profile today, you quote david plouffe, the senior advisor to the president saying lew has a quiet ferocity to him. and you cite an incident during the 2011 debt limit fight with the republicans. >> that's right. it was sort of the 11th hour of negotiations and lew came up with the idea of the sequester and at the last minute the republicans came back and said they wanted to attach medicaid cuts to the automatic spending cuts that would be in place if they weren't able to come up with a long term fiscal solution that we now know is the sequester and lew he hadn't slept in days, he was on speakerphone and he
continues to rage in washington and is now reportedly at the top of president obama's priority list. today, vice president biden met with gun control groups and gun violence victims. tomorrow he is going to sit down with the nra. the administration looks to move quickly, even if it means circumventing congress. >> the president is going to act. execbetive action can be taken. we haven't decided what yet but we are compiling it all with help from the attorney gen and the rest of the cabinet members. as well as legislative action, we believe is required. >> dana: so, bob, let me start with you. you have done legislative affairs for a white house. if you are trying to get a big piece of bipartisan legislation passed through congress do you think it's a good idea that you are planning to circumvent them in the end anyway? >> bob: i'm not sure it's the best strategy you can use. but look, some of this has to be done by executive order because you would never get it through congress. the other thing is the public division here. there are those of us who believe that these things, guns, a lot of
perez has come from washington, dc, to give welcoming remarks here at this summit. tom perez is the assistant attorney general of the civil rights division in washington, dc, he was nominated for that position by president obama and sworn in in october of 2009 and we are all the lucky -- we are all very lucky that that happened in october of 2009. tom has spent his entire career in public service and on protecting the civil rights of our most vulnerable people. tom actually joined the civil rights division as a young lawyer and while he was there he prosecuted some of the most significant cases in the country. lawyers in the civil rights division get fanned out to places in the country to handle cases in mississippi and alabama and california and all over and tom was one of those people. he was sent to texas to handle a very significant hate crime case when he was a young lawyer that involved a gang of white supremacists that went on a killing spree and ended up shooting 3 people and killing one when he was a young lawyer working in the civil rights division. he later se
. obama's coming. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start tonight with this. i think we're looking at a new barack obama. you know the expression let reagan be reagan. i think we're seeing barack obama be barack obama. an in your face challenge to the right wing. he's putting in a guy who knows the lessons of vietnam and iraq and putting him out front, making him his point man as he goes into the war of hawkish republicans who count the months between wars as an unwanted time-out. who like nothing more than the next war to fight. meet barack obama two. he's going to run the way he believes to do it. i like it. i think there's one guy out there by the way ironically rooting for obama. it's the guy who got used by the hawks, saw his place ruined by their lies. his name is george w. bush. and he's sitting down there in texas watching the same old predictable crowd of war hawks trying good their number one more time. only this time there's someone in the white house wise to their game. joining me now is msnbc politcal analyst david corn fr
money back. >> john: welcome back. thus far we've been discussing what president obama would like to get done in a second term, but as we know in washington, d.c. the best laid plans of parties and presidents tend to get distorted obstructed misrepresented, demonized, go afoul and askance. how does he go about his second term agenda? with us is reid epstein along with glen thrush wrote an excellent piece about this topic, why obama is picking fights with congress. reid, thank you for joining us tonight. happy new year. >> thank you for having me. hain newhappy new year. >> john: in your article there was this quote, hit now as hard as you can because your power starts to die in six eight months. why is this the case. >> in second terms presidents become lame ducks almost the day after election day. the president doesn't have another election coming up, so all he has is the pulpit of the white house, and after a certain amount of time you start to lose a little bit of currency from that and traditionally after six or eight months if you don't have significant victories you start to lose s
those guys in washington. >> we have to remind folks when then senator obama ran for president, what did he do? he touted the bills he had passed along with senate president e mile jones. that is music to the ears of people voting in campaigns. there's a reality when you get to washington, d.c., what governor christie is trying to do is establish a potential campaign narrative, which is different from the reality of governing. that's exactly he's doing. we're helping governor christie a lot because we're focusing on him and no other republicans. he is trying to ride this wave as long as he can because if he can blow somebody away in '13, he is in prime position to raise money and establish support in '14 and '15. >> there's a reason we talk about him. because people like to hear it. he is a different kind of politician than others that people are seen as front-runners. because he also says what he thinks, even when grossly inappropriate. people seem to like hearing that. >> he's a great sound bite. >> and he sees it -- means it when he says that. >> plays against hype. chris christie blo
Search Results 0 to 49 of about 110 (some duplicates have been removed)

Terms of Use (10 Mar 2001)